MIDI Innovation Awards Winners Announced

US Second annual event results      19/07/22

The MIDI Association, Music Hackspace and NAMM have announced the winners of the second annual MIDI Innovation Awards. In a lively and fast-paced show hosted by BBC presenter LJ Rich, the MIDI Innovation Awards jury awarded innovators in five categories, who split a share of over $10,000 worth of prizes. Athan Billias, President of The MIDI Association, remarked, "MIDI continues to inspire new ideas in the developer community after almost 40 years. We are looking forward to the creativity sparked by MIDI 2.0."

Here's more, direct from the MIDI Association...

Category winners

Artistic installations

  • Tapis Magique: A Choreomusical Interactive Carpet, by Irmandy Wicaksono
  • Synthesizer Live MIDI Art, by Gil Assayas
  • Leaf Secret, by Rich Thomsen

 

Software prototypes

  • MusiKraken, by Markus Ruh
  • PhotoSynth > Interface, by Zenon Olenski
  • DAWn Audio, by Diego Pinzon

 

Hardware prototypes

  • The Digi-Gurdy: A MIDI Hurdy Gurdy, by John Dingley
  • ProtoZOA, by AmeNote Inc
  • Knitted Keyboard, by Irmandy Wicaksono

 

Commercial software

  • Fluid Chords, by Krishna Chetan
  • GeoShred 5.9, by Pat Scandalis
  • Animoog Z, by Moog

 

Commercial hardware

  • SOMI-1, by Instruments of things
  • WIDI Core, by CME
  • Wind Synthesizer R1, by Robkoo

 

Find out more about the winners, as well as the judges at this link.

Following the success of the inaugural awards, preparations will be underway soon for 2023. If you've been inspired to learn more, register interest for 2023.

If you missed the livestream, here it is...


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